Beyond Upwork: How to Find Freelance Clients Outside Upwork
What you'll learn
- Learn to find clients beyond greedy Upwork so you're not subject to their evil whims.
- Discover the best places to pick up clients so you earn higher pay faster than ever.
- Reveal useful tactics and techniques for getting clients to respond even if they don't know you.
- Never worry about greedy Upwork charging you ridiculous fees again because you don't need them!
- Finally take back control over your earning power and freelance career!
- You should understand English.
Upwork is in a bad state. They don't care about freelancers. They don't care about clients. They care about one thing only...money. To that end, they steal your income off the top by taking 20% of your earnings. That's cash straight out of your pocket. Food out of your family's mouth. And it gets worse...
When greedy Upwork went public they suddenly had shareholders to please. So they had to find new ways to suck more cash out of freelancers. By now you've probably noticed that Upwork charges you $0.15 per Connect, which wouldn't be that big of a deal, except most gigs cost 4-6 Connects. And the real problem is that the gigs haven't changed.
So even though you might have to pay nearly $1.00 just to apply, you're applying to the same old gigs. The same old clients (Clients who don't respond. Clients who aren't serious about hiring. Clients who waste your time.). I don't know about you, but I'm not spending all of my money just trying to get an interview through Upwork. Especially when there are better, faster, easier ways to find high-paying clients outside of Upwork.
And that's what this course is about.
When you enroll in this course I will show you:
How I find freelance clients beyond Upwork that pay way more than Upwork clients and are easier to work with
Freelance platforms that don't charge you an arm and a leg for a chance to have your time wasted
Which social platforms I use to find clients outside of Upwork and how I get those clients to come to me
Cold emailing methods that actually get high-paying freelance clients to respond fast and easy
Unconventional approaches to earn clients that probably no one else is doing anywhere
Secrets to help you escape Upwork for good so you can actually make money and never look back!
If you're sick and tired of greedy Upwork's dirty business practices, suspending your account for no reason, charging you out the wazoo because they have a poor money model, and generally treating you like dirt (when they wouldn't exist without you)... Then stick it to them when you enroll in this course and take back control!
Because once you have other ways to find clients, and once you've found the one that works for you...you will NEVER need Upwork again.
If that makes sense for you, scroll up and enroll in Escape Upwork now!
Your Escape Instructor,
P.S. I know greedy Upwork is the holy grail of freelance websites, and I know finding clients outside of Upwork seems scary, but as long as you give up control by using their platform, you will never have true freedom even if you work from home. Just like they've done to me numerous times, they can and will suspend or ban your freelance account at a moment's notice if they think you've broken a rule (even when you haven't).
If you are trying to build a career as a freelancer, then you need to take this seriously. Control is EVERYTHING and without it you put your entire freelance business and your income at stake (and that's on top of all the money you pay them). Think about that, and then make the choice that is best for you.
Who this course is for:
- You should understand that this is a BEGINNER LEVEL course.
- You should NOT expect to pay $10 and get elite information sent from the gods.
- You should be someone who can watch a talking head video, take the information, and apply it to get results.
- If you have a poor mindset then this course will be useless for you and you should not enroll.
- Only enroll in this course if you are ready to put in the effort to get results.
Hi there, I'm Lex DeVille, Freelance Copywriter of eight years. Freelance Instructor for six. I hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Psychology and I'm a Ph.D. student in Psychology. I'm certified as an NLP Master Practitioner and Ericksonian Hypnotherapist.
Most of my courses share insights from my personal journey to help you succeed as a freelancer on Upwork or beyond. Some of my courses cover freelance writing and other useful topics. On Udemy, I have a combined 200+ pages of 5-star reviews so you can enroll with confidence.
When I started on Odesk (AKA Upwork) in 2014, I recognized a gap in the market. As a client, I experienced how terrible most freelancers are at expressing their value. I figured I'd excel at freelancing if I just focused on clients and how I'd solve their problems. As a result, I generated over $300 in my first week, secured multiple paying clients at over $100 per hour in my first month, and built my first six-figure business all without experience or training in my skill and without a college degree.
In 2017, I deleted my Upwork account to start over from scratch to prove that my methods still work. Without setting up a profile, I applied to gigs and landed my first client in one day. That client was a business that got a deal on Shark Tank. From there, I used my approaches to build a second full-time income in one month and expanded out into another six-figure business. I documented all of this through my YouTube channel which has nearly 13,000 subscribers.
Today, my Upwork profile ranks in the #1 position across numerous search terms worldwide, and Upwork recently featured me as 1 of 7 out of MILLIONS for freelancers to learn from.
My primary skill is copywriting, and I work almost exclusively with international brands, successful SaaS companies, high-ticket influencers, celebrities, and direct-response agencies.
Do I Still Freelance Today?
Yes. I continue to freelance as a primary income. This ensures my training is always relevant and allows me to offer courses at low prices through Udemy.
What About Student Outcomes?
I've trained over 14,000 students. Many earn full-time incomes as freelancers. Some reported smashing through the six-figure window. While I can't guarantee any specific outcome for you, when you properly apply my training, your chances of success skyrocket.
That said, freelancing is a business. You have to treat it like a business to be successful. All businesses require hard work and a committed effort. Most businesses fail. Yours doesn't have to, but you'll need practice, patience, and persistence to succeed. Depending on where you start, it may take you more time or less time to achieve success than others.
A Note on Excuses
I have no patience for excuses. I'm a single dad with full custody of a 4-year-old who takes piano lessons, attends Ph.D. courses full-time, creates freelance videos on the side, coaches freelancers 1 on 1, and does all of this WHILE generating a full-time income as a high-performance copywriter. Whatever excuses you have for why you can't start and succeed, I call bullsh*t.
In my courses, you get step-by-step proven processes. When I started, I had to figure it out on my own. I had no course or instructor, didn't have experience in my skill, and no college degrees. I earned all of that after I started. Just get started. Help people. Use the resources available to you. Once you're successful, remember to share your story with us!
All right, that's it for now. See you inside!